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Posted on: January 24, 2022 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

PEPY Team Reflections: Coming, Growing, Going

At PEPY, we believe all team members provide valuable insight to help us improve and grow as an organization. By giving them opportunities to reflect on their personal development as well as their departments, their ideas and feedback help us better understand what resources and plans we should put in …

Posted on: November 1, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

Why Supporting Your Community Matters: Meet Our COVID-19 Local Sponsors

When the COVID-19 outbreaks started, we were fearful of how we could continue our programs and support our team and youth. For many organizations, the fundraising landscape changed dramatically, as money generators like tour groups, festivals, and exchanges became impossible.   At PEPY, a considerable percentage of our annual scholarship and …

Posted on: September 27, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

Investing in Staff: How Focusing Resources On Your Team Helps Your Organization Thrive

For many organizations operating in community development, most of the funds and donations raised are rightly allocated to projects and services. However, we would also contend that organizations should dedicate a percentage of their funds and time to the team’s educational opportunities and skills training. When the main goal is …

Posted on: May 31, 2021 Posted by: Kathryn McDaniel Comments: 0

PEPY & COVID: The Importance of Community & Lessons Learned

Just like many other individuals and organizations around the world, the PEPY team was really nervous and concerned for our community at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We often thought: How will be able to reach and effectively teach students through social distance learning? Will our students and team …